About Our Directors

Jacqueline Engel (It’s a Jungle Out There, The Jungle Book) has directed more than 170 productions throughout central PA and received her B.A. in Arts Management from the University of Massachusetts. She is currently completing her Masters in Arts Administration, having spent the last decade as Artistic Director of the Community Theatre League in Williamsport. There, she developed their successful summer theatre camps, the Ray of Light Awards for Excellence in High School Theatre, and was the director of the ACT UP! collaboration with the Community Arts Center. She currently teaches voice and piano at the Uptown Music Collective and is excited to be involved in the theatre community in the Susquehanna Valley.

Roberta Pickering (I Hate Shakespeare) teaches English, Theatre, and Photojournalism at the Lewisburg Area High School where she has taught for twenty-two years and has directed the fall play for seventeen years, including children’s theatre shows such as Treasure Island, Alice in Wonderland, Les Miserables and many more. She received her bachelor’s degrees in both Theatre and English from Susquehanna University, and holds a Master’s in Education from Wilkes University and a Gifted Licensure from The University of Connecticut. Prior to teaching, she was in a Shakespearean troupe that performed up and down the eastern seaboard, and this past year she was nominated and accepted to the largest international theatre festival in the world, The Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Roberta is thrilled to be a part of the RiverStage Summer Theatre Academy as a director and can’t wait to work with the children to create an amazing production.

Barbara Ross & Glenn Wilson (Let’s Play!) have been acting and teaching in the professional theatre for over 45 years. Barbara Ross has taught creative dramatics for the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, in the classroom and as part of a traveling troupe, and has run a summer arts program throughout many of the CSIU’s 17 school districts. She is also an alumna of the Metamorphosis Theater Company, performing for audiences in kindergarten through college. Glenn Wilson has instructed after school programs in New York City and at Shikellamy’s summer theater program. He has trained professionally in the Alexander Technique, Williamson System, Meisner Technique, speech, diction and voice, among other topics. Together, they have both worked onstage and behind the scenes designing costumes for such RiverStage productions as Fools, All My Sons, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Of Thee I Sing and more.

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